Jana Ašenbrennerová is a photojournalist and writer from the Czech Republic. She specializes in social documentary and dedicates most of her time pursuing independent projects back home in the Czech Republic but also in Africa and Asia. She is currently based in between Prague and San Francisco where she freelances mainly for the San Francisco Chronicle. She recently completed master's degree in Visual Anthropology. In the summer, she leads student expeditions for National Geographic. Her work has won numerous awards including World Press Photo, National Geographic, Czech Press Photo, China Press Photo, CPOY and others.